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PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders
19 Jan 2018 15:00 The PBoC's Beijing division has reportedly issued a document requiring payment services to stop facilitating crypto trading activities.

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud
19 Jan 2018 14:09 The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission brought two lawsuits against allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes yesterday.

Massachusetts Sues ICO Organizer for Alleged Securities Violations
19 Jan 2018 14:00 Massachusetts' securities enforcement office is suing a resident and his company for selling unregistered securities in a token sale.

2018's Challenge: Promote Responsible Blockchain Innovation
19 Jan 2018 13:00 The chief innovation officer at the U.S. regulator for national banks details the agency's efforts to support fintech while still mitigating risk.

Stuck at $12K: Bitcoin Price Needs Quick Progress to Avert Further Losses
19 Jan 2018 12:00 With its recovery stalled, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears.

MaidSafe New Team Member: Dug Campbell
14 Dec 2017 17:08 Photo by NASA on Unsplash As we hurtle towards the end of 2017, it’s time to take stock. And the verdict’s in: it’s been a crazy year in the world of cryptocurrency. But thankfully, in most cases, that’s crazy-good, as opposed to crazy-bad. That’s certainly the case for me personally at least. And this is why… Back in […]

SAFE Network Autumn/Winter 2017 Update
11 Dec 2017 14:53 It has been a busy few months with the SAFE Network, we have had updates on the Network, the APIs and Browser as well as internal changes here at MaidSafe. As we continue to grow we have taken the decision to open an office in India. As we already have a number of key […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto